Nicola

“Nicola helped my daughter prepare for the 11+ examinations held by the North London Girls’ School Consortium and the City of London School for Girls. Nicola gave my daughter tuition in English and Mathematics and helped my daughter prepare for her interviews. My daughter and I are very grateful to have her support and advice throughout the entire process. My daughter was offered places at all 5 of the schools she applied for. I highly recommend Nicola to parents looking for a responsible and caring tutor.”

Mrs J, 11+ Tuition

  • 11+

  • 13 +

  • English

  • History

  • History of Art

  • Maths

Academic History

2009-2012, King’s College London: PhD.

2007-2008, Courtauld Institute of Art: MA Curating.

2005-2006, Cambridge University: MPhil History of Art and Architecture.

2002-2005, Oxford University: BA History (2.1).

1995-2002, Wycombe High School: A-Levels (5) & GCSEs (10).

About Me

I’m an Oxbridge educated university lecturer offering private tuition to pupils aged 5-18. My subject specialisms include English, Maths, History and Art History. I have been tutoring since 2009 and have worked with a number of students on a 1-to-1 basis. I specialise in preparation for the Common Entrance exams (11+ and 13+). I am able to provide students with support for the whole process, from initial preparation and familiarisation with exam content and process, to intensive pre-exam and interview coaching.

I have experience in assisting students to achieve required levels for their age, expanding their knowledge and skills beyond the curriculum, and working towards specific targets, exams or projects. I am a warm, friendly and patient tutor who endeavours to bring out the best in every pupil and work with their strengths to achieve their personal goals.

Recent tuition

Please find below a snapshot of my tuition experience. 

I have been tutoring for over 8 years and have worked with a range of students from the age of 5 to 18.

Maths and Verbal Reasoning Common Entrance preparation.

This student was applying for Dunhurst School. He was strong in English but needed encouragement, development and confidence building in Maths. He also had dyspraxia. I helped the student to understand what the exams would be like, and how he might approach them. I coached the student in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning. The student’s ability and confidence in all three subjects improved, he passed the entrance tests and his parents asked me to continue his tutoring for another 3 months.

11+ preparation

This student was applying for Godolphin and Latymer and City School for Girls. She was strong in English but I assisted in expanding her skills in Maths beyond what she was being taught at her current state primary school. I also assisted in interview preparation and she was successful in her application to City School.

11+ preparation

This student was applying for St Marylebone and Grey Coat Hospital School. They were creative and confident but needed assistance in approaching exam papers and in keeping to time. They were successfully admitted to Grey Coat Hospital School.

GCSE Edexcel History

This student needed assistance in passing their GCSE History. Through hard work, this student went from a predicted grade D to a final B grade.

A-level History

This student was struggling with work load and needed assistance in following A-level History syllabus because of time taken out due to illness. Through our work the student was able to catch up on missed work and achieved a B in A-level History and went on to the University of Warwick.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy visiting museums and galleries in my spare time. Furthermore, I read lots of novels and I’m a big fan of Harry Potter.

Client Testimonials

“Nicola helped my daughter prepare for the 11+ examinations held by the North London Girls’ School Consortium and the City of London School for Girls. Nicola gave my daughter tuition in English and Mathematics, and helped my daughter prepare for her interviews. My daughter and I are very grateful to have her support and advice throughout the entire process. My daughter was offered places at all 5 of the schools she applied for. I highly recommend Nicola to parents looking for a responsible and caring tutor.”

11+ English & Maths, Mrs J

“My son was tutored by Nicola for the 11+ exams for City of London, Merchant Taylor’s and Dulwich College. Nicola helped to significantly raise my son’s confidence and prepare him for what he was going to face in the exams and interviews. She was punctual, kind, patient, and reassuring. My son really enjoyed his lessons with Nicola and was awarded places at all his chosen schools.”

11+ Preparation, Mr S

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  • University Lecturer

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